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ITS:The way forward to a smart travel

Intelligent Transportation Systems are the need of the hour in today?s travel scenario. Vidyottama Sharma on why are they needed, why is India lagging behind in their use and what solutions can be adopted for their better use.

Decade of Action for Road Safety-Saving millions of lives across the decade

The Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011?2020), launched in 2011 by the United Nations, is an opportunity for countries to stop and reverse the current trend of alarming increase in road accidents. A one-year progress update by Dr Etienne Krug, Director, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, World Health Organisation. On May 11, 2011 governments around the ...

Case Study: New Delhi, Parking:Policies, problems and potential solutions

Delhi faces a chronic shortage of residential parking space as noticed in a survey conducted by the authors. After a detailed study, they recommend an overhaul of parking policies, a shift from personal to shared parking and integrating parking with the interchange points of the public transport networks as far as possible. Delhi is one of the few metropolitan cities ...

Case Study:Abu Dhabi, Bringing order to Abu Dhabi?s Parking System

This study describes the work undertaken to introduce a comprehensive system of parking management to the City of Abu Dhabi. At the outset, the task was to implement a citywide parking management system as a single project. This would be equivalent to introducing the entire central London parking system, which has developed over 50 years, as a single project in ...

ITS for Inter-Urban Highways: The Indian Perspective

ITS has the potential to be a game changer for the Indian highway infrastructure industry. Prof. P K Sikdar and Punnet S Bindra, President and Vice President of Intercontinental Construction & Technocrats Pvt Ltd, take a look at its history so far, different uses, challenges and the potential. The term intelligent transportation system (ITS) refers to the efforts to add ...

Mysore becomes the first official Indian city to implement ITS

While optimum use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for improvement of traffic conditions and safety of road, rail, air and water commuters is much debated in the country, the state of Karnataka has taken the lead in trying to make one of its cities an ITS city. Under the aegis of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), and as part of the GEF-SUTP Programme, Mysore City has been chosen to be India?s first major ITS city, with the backing of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. S Mallikarjuna, Chief Mechanical Engineer (P) who has put in 32 years at KSRTC and is the Head of its Project Implementation Unit, writes exclusively for TrafficInfraTech on the process of making Mysore an ITS City.

Walking through Austria

Vienna: A traveller?s delight Vienna is an ideal city to be emulated for multimodal transport, says Bina C Balakrishnan. Here, she writes an experiential piece on how, despite being new to the city, she could comfortably travel using public transport ? without any fear of a motorist hitting her on the street, and could get information on the modes of ...

Improving the Efficiency of Bus Transport in India

As safe and improved public transport debate gains momentum, there is a growing need to improve the efficiency of bus transport in India. U Sudhakar Rao, Executive Director, Association of State Road Transport Undertakings addresses the issue.

French solution for Mitigating environmental impact of aviation infrastructure

Among the European companies bringing in solutions to ease traffic, improve efficiency, manage traffic and protect environment, is ENVISA. The French company is introducing in India a unique tool for better understanding the environmental and operational risks resulting from current transportation modes and other industries : Envisa?s web-platform.